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HARTWELL, Ga.—Hartwell Industries received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Greater Women’s Business, a certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
PITTSBURGH—Griffin Technology Inc. enters the promotional-products industry through a brand partnership with Leed’s, with eight technology accessory items comprising the initial offering from Griffin. Visit http://tinyurl.com/LeedsGriffin.
CARROLLTON, Texas—The Three Rivers Advertising Specialty Association (TRASA) and SAGE announce that TRASA has become a SAGE Affiliate. As such, members of TRASA are entitled to discounts on a variety of SAGE services and TRASA members will be provided with an association website and access to SAGE’s marketing resources, among other services.
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn.—RhinoTech releases its new logo and website with language translation methods. More than 50 languages are highlighted on the site to investigate products, equipment and pricing, and get help and answers to questions from the RhinoTech experts. Visit www.rhinotechinc.com.
SARASOTA, Fla.—CAPS International debuts a new logo and website at www.caps-screenprinting.com featuring the company’s U.S.A.-manufactured equipment offerings.
BALL GROUND, Ga.—L.A. T Sportswear Inc. offers a new training video available at www.latsportswear.com/video and on YouTube, which highlights the Rabbit Skins line of infant and toddler clothing.
BALTIMORE—Towel Specialties introduces the new Economy West Ship Program, in which the company coordinates production so orders ship on the appropriate Friday closest to the event date. Visit www.towelspecialties.com for further details
PITTSBURGH—Leed’s marks its one-year anniversary in the umbrella category and invests in an inventory of umbrella options and introduces a variety of styles, including umbrellas from retail brands Balmain and Slazenger. Additional styles and brands are slated to launch through the end of the year. Visit http://tinyurl.com/LeedsUmbrellas.
PHILADELPHIA—Bodek and Rhodes introduces a new feature to its Apparel Design Studio, expanding its capabilities to allow customers to preview and promote designs on the sides, sleeves and backs of apparel. The company also offers free, personalized websites and those who have a free website can offer the Studio to their clients. Visit www.bodekandrhodes.com/appareldesignstudio.
CHARLESTON, S.C.—Sawgrass Technologies Inc. and InkTec of Korea enter into a license agreement under which InkTec, as an authorized Sawgrass licensee, will begin selling inks for sublimation imaging.
CINCINNATI—TSC Apparel’s house brand, Tultex, expands its offering for spring and summer 2011, adding new blend T colors, a blend V-neck style and a misses T to its line of basic Ts and fleece. For more information, visit www.tultex.net.
SHAWNEE, Kan.—Nazdar Ltd. of Stockport, England announces an agreement with Ulano to become its exclusive distributor of Ulano screen printing products throughout the United Kingdom.
TREVOSE, Pa.—Alpha, Broder and NES hosted a two-part webinar in May focused on how to show and sell imprintable apparel as part of the Selling What Sells educational series, co-hosted by Bella/Canvas. The webinar recording can be viewed at www.broderbros.com/swswebinar; free copies of the Selling What Sells catalog and the Bella/Canvas Sellers’ Guide are available at www.broderbros.com/sws.
DALIAN, China—Acmestitch China, supplier of rhinestones, rhinestone motifs, rhinestone stickers, embroidery, custom beading, patches and digitizing, opens Acmestitch America at 2466 Palmer Park Court, Henderson, Nev. 89052.

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